paying for other people's fame
I decided to start my search for a glass water jug in KMart, a local budget department store. Only one type of jug, made in China, label identified it as part of the Collection of some tv personality, and the price seemed a little high though I wasn't sure as I am not in the habit of buying water jugs. So I decided to go to the more expensive stores and see what they had. I found a nice jug made in Italy for half the price in a kitchenware shop.
Really annoyed me. How much I'm willing to pay depends on the item. If it's an item I want to buy at KMart or a similar store I expect it to be cheaper than from an upmarket department store or a speciality store. I certainly don't want to pay more because it's part of Nellie Nobody's Homewares Collection.